Diablo II – NPC Dialogue Lore – Act III – The Guardian
|You have done well, my friend. Your courage and valor are an inspiration to us all.
But now the time has come to face those responsible for the evil that has stifled our land. You must destroy the High Council of Zakarum!
Long ago, these elders were charged with the stewardship of Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred, who was imprisoned within the Guardian Tower.
Through the generations, these pious men slowly fell more and more under the sway of Mephisto’s malevolent power and the Council became an evil mockery of its former glory.
It is Mephisto’s Hatred that has corrupted Zakarum and turned its devout followers into paranoid fanatics. That is why you must travel to the Temple City of Tranvincal and slay the Council.
Once they are gone, Mephisto’s hold over this land and its people will be broken!
Diablo and Baal have surely found the Temple City by now. They seek to free their Brother, Mephisto, who was imprisoned by the Horadrim in the Temple’s Guardian Tower.
You must reach him before his Brothers do and prevent them from releasing Hatred upon the world.
Ormus: Make haste! Though the Three are sure to reunite, it is uncertain as to what they have planned once they do.
Be cautious, my friend. Though you are mighty, no mortal can stand alone against the power of the Prime Evils.
Smash the Compelling Orb with Khalim’s Will to open the way to Mephisto’s Durance.
|We have seen Diablo, but remain unsure of his Brothers’ whereabouts.|
|Move quickly, my friend, and end this curse once and for all!|
|Now you rush to face Mephisto. Don’t give in to your hatred. That is his greatest weapon against you.|
|I hear there is a little family reunion about to take place in Kurast. The Three brothers draw close.|
|I’m afraid both fear and a large dose of elixir preclude me from answering.|
|I am loath to describe what will happen if Diablo and Baal release Mephisto.|
|Search the Tower thoroughly. Mephisto must not escape.|
|Shouldn’t you be running frantically up and down stairs about now?|
NOTE: Once you enter the halls of the Durance of Hate, the Quest Log updates.
Search for Mephisto in his Durance.
NOTE: At Durance of Hate level 3, Quest Log updates.
|Our faith in you was well deserved. But Diablo has made his way to Hell; and it is likely that Baal followed him there.
Enter the Infernal Gate and kill the Lord of Terror before all is lost. Only then will our world be saved!
|You have defeated a Prime Evil in combat. Ormus is impressed beyond words. But staying here will not end this conflict.
You must enter the Infernal Gate and stop Diablo once and for all.
|Ahh . . . Now, Kurast can begin the task of rekindling its former glory . . . I thank you.|
|Well done, my friend. You are a great champion of Order. Please, consider yourself an honorary Iron Wolf.|
|Your news is great indeed. You have saved us all. I would smile, but I’m afraid my face might collapse.|
|It looks like you’re going to Hell before me.
Put in a good word.